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WASHINGTON - US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on seriously degraded and could split into a set of regional terror groups now that Osama bin Laden was gone. “First of all, they have been signifi - cantly weakened. There’s just no two ways about it,” Gates told CNN’s State of the Union programme, explaining that bin Laden was not the only al-Qaeda fi gure to have been killed recently. Read more about Weak al-Qaeda could splinter
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2011-06-21 08:16
BEIJING - China says more than two million people have been displaced or otherwise affected of Zhejiang. The offi cial Xinhua News Agency says torrential rains have left huge areas of the relatively wealthy province underwater, with 171 000 hectares of farmland inundated. Xinhua reported on Sunday that almost 1 000 businesses have been forced to suspend operations and 2.6 million people have had their lives disrupted. Read more about Two million Chinese affected by floods
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A man checks out a wrecked car in an area hard hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, north-eastern Japan. Japan’s exports dropped for the third straight month in May, hit by massive production losses in the auto sector following the disasters, the government said on Monday.
The March disasters destroyed hundreds of factories, forcing automakers, a pillar of this nation’s economy, and manufacturers to suspend production Read more about WRECKED
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This photo shows a boy wading through flood water in Cotabato City, southern Philippines. More than half a million people in the southern Philippines have been affected by flooding after water lilies clogged the country’s second largest river, officials said.
The water lilies had smothered a section of the 320 kilometre Rio Grande River, preventing the water from emptying into the Moro Gulf to the south-west of Mindanao Island amid strong rains over the past week, authorities said Read more about CLOGGED
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CARACAS - National Guard troops were scrambling on Sunday trying to retake control of Venezuela’s El Rodeo prison, where 25 people have been killed in three days of unrest, the country’s interior chief said. Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami told VTV television that about 2 500 inmates had been transferred out of the facility north of Caracas, and another 1 000 were awaiting transfers out of the overcrowded facility. Meanwhile about 1 300 prisoners refused to stop rioting, El Aissami said. Read more about Venezuela prison riot by 1 300 inmates
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BAGDAD - Iraq’s parliament is chasing about $17 billion of Iraqi oil money it says was stolen after the 2003 US-led invasion and has asked the United Nations for help to track it down.
The missing money was shipped to Iraq from the United States to help with reconstruction after the ouster of Saddam Hussein. In a letter to the UN offi ce in Baghdad last month, parliament’s Integrity Committee asked for help to fi nd and recover the oil money taken from the Development Fund of Iraq (DFI) in 2004 and lost in the chaos that followed the invasion. Read more about IRAQ HUNTING $17 BILLION MISSING AFTER US INVASION
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2011-06-21 08:06
PIETERMARITZBURG – The newly-elected mayor of uMvoti Municipality in Greytown has done it again - donating his entire salary of around R700 000 and other perks - towards poverty alleviation projects and for the repair of potholes in the streets of this rural town. Read more about Mayor gives salary for poor, potholes